We were also impressed by the commitment of the people making the wine. They really wanted to make something that would stand out. They wanted to make wines of distinction. And thy were committed to making wine in the vineyard. Many of these were estate wines, and the quality was extraordinary. We're talking sizable plantings in most cases, and passionate individuals who were absolutely hell bent on crafting quality world class product.
We met with Mike Beneduce of Beneduce Vineyards, Peter Leitner of South Salem Vineyards, Nick and Tom Sharko of Alba Vineyards, Mark Carduner of Working Dog Winery, Sean Caminos of William Heritage Vineyards, and Stephen "Zeke" D. Johnsen, John Cifelli and Conor Quilty of Unionville Vineyards. All absolutely passionate about quality wine.
You need to try these wines asap!!!!!!! They were excellent. And all deserve a place on any wine table in North America. Luck for you east coast yahoos that this small production, quality wine is right in our backyards! Buy it up now...because someone else will!
LETTIE TEAGUE: WALL STREET JOURNAL
DAVE MCINTYRE: WASHINGTON POST
MARK SQUIRES: WINE ADVOCATE